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Exhibition

13

Jan

Folkloristics Exhibition

18 January – 25 February 2018

Albert Yonathan Setyawan (ID), Amano Yoshitaka (JP), Entang Wiharso (ID), Gilang Fradika (ID), Heri Dono (ID), Iwan Effendi (ID), Okamoto Ellie (JP), Shen Zhenglin (CN), and Zen Teh (SG)

Parts of our traditions are deeply rooted in the beliefs of religions, mythologies, legends, animisms, and folklores. Folklore is a body of culture shared by a particular group of people that is mainly passed through word of mouth. It reflects on the magical and mysterious, and its transmission is a vital part of its being.

From this perspective, Mizuma Gallery is delighted to present Folkloristics, a group exhibition featuring works by Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Amano Yoshitaka, , Entang Wiharso, Gilang Fradika, Heri Dono, Iwan Effendi, Okamoto Ellie, Shen Zhenglin, and Zen Teh. As the name suggests, this exhibition is a discussion based on the study of folklores in the present age.

Folkloristics focuses on contemporary artists, whose works make references to and/or are influenced by folklores, addressing issues that stem from the desire to question areas that cannot be figured out by science or reason. Yet, they encompass common traditions to a culture, subculture, or group, and discuss values that were once respected. This also leads us to question whether such values have been forgotten.

Folkloristics is part of Singapore Art Week (17 – 28 January 2018). A joint initiative by the National Arts Council, the Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. The twelve-day celebration of the visual arts offers a myriad of quality art experiences, from art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events and public art walks, to enriching discussions on art and culture. http://www.artweek.sg

courtesy : https://www.mizuma.sg/exhibitions/upcoming/2017/12/16/folkloristics/

13

Jan

FOLKLORISTICS EXHIBITION

 

Mizuma Gallery cordially invites you to:
Folkloristics
Albert Yonathan Setyawan (ID), Amano Yoshitaka (JP), Entang Wiharso (ID), Gilang Fradika (ID), Heri Dono (ID), Iwan Effendi (ID), Okamoto Ellie (JP), Shen Zhenglin (CN), and Zen Teh (SG)

18 January – 25 February 2018

Vernissage: Thursday, 18 January 2018, 7-9pm

Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
22 LOCK ROAD, #01-34, GILLMAN BARRACKS, SINGAPORE 108939
T: +65 6570 2505
F: +65 6570 2506

16

Dec

Tribute to Tino Sidin 6 – 31 Desember 2017

 

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04

Dec

Group Exhibition “Written in the Sky”

Written in the Sky at Honold Fine Art hosted by Tonyraka Art Gallery on 23 November 2017

 

18

Nov

Opening of Allegories and Identities Exhibition

   

 

Opening of Allegories and Identities Exhibition
18 Nov – 23 Dec 2017 at STPI Gallery Singapore
Please come and join us today for the Talk at 3 – 4 pm 😊

14

Nov

UPCOMING EXHIBITION Allegories & Identities :Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso and Heri Dono (18 Nov – 23 Dec 2017)

Allegories & Identities

18 Nov – 23 Dec 2017

Flying horses and faceless men greet as saturated, contorted bodies dance beside smiling hybrids. A statement here, a shadow there—all around echoes a mystical, whimsical theatricality built upon alter-realities, imaginative personas and a dosage of carnival-esque silliness. Allegories & Identities is STPI Gallery’s first Indonesian group show that uncovers the spirited expressions and unconventional modes of three prominent artists Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso and Heri Dono, through selected works borne from their respective collaborations with the STPI Creative Workshop.

Like metaphorical modern-day dalangs (‘puppet masters’), Eko, Entang and Heri spin satirical epics that resonate with global citizens, transcending geographical, cultural and material boundaries. Complex and open-ended, they beckon us to expand our experiential perspectives and cultural viewpoints, as we confront their interpretation of the world we live in and the inner worlds within us.

A departure from the overtly political and rebellious art forms of the 1970s, the pluralism offered here reflects the increasing dynamism and hybridity of contemporary Indonesian expressions. Recent explorations have seen a shift from a focus on the turbulent past to concerns that illuminate sharp truths about life’s absurdities and human nature. At STPI, the artists have taken their explorations further, reconstructing their collage of traditional and modern artistic forms, high and low culture, and local and global references in print and paper, adding new dimensions to existing iconographies.

Eko’s characteristic motif of masks turned three-dimensional in works like Do We Know Ourselves? (2013) and Love, Ego Money (2013), as his protaganists intervened in public spaces and new contexts, unmasking social constructs, highlighting the make-up of another’s social fabric.

Entang’s ‘black goat’ alter-ego in monumental tableaus like Black Goat vs. Identity Crime and Aesthetic Crime: Comic Book Series (2014) and Home Sweet Home (2014) are translated in new form and materials like the tactile qualities of paper, yarn and saturated colours to heighten his depictions of identity and relational tensions.

Paired with cheeky titles that reflect an upturned logic, Heri perpetuates symbols of ‘HeriDonology’ by combining his subversion of the wayang kulit (‘shadow puppetry’) language with the batik technique. The characters slip and slide into a chaotic world devoid of binaries – a caricature of real-life characters in the past and the fluid present.

Potent with narratives and social commentary, these works are as much a statement on cultural identities and the effects of socio-political climates, as they are an introspection of the artists’ own practice within the contemporary art world. Their curious assemblages are triumphant testaments to their artistic breadth, challenging perceptions of Indonesian contemporary art.

This exhibition is held on the occasion of “RISING50”, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Singapore-Indonesia bilateral relations.

Regular guided tours (begins 23 Nov):
Thu: 11.30am, Sat: 2:00pm

More Information: https://www.stpi.com.sg/exhibitions/eko-nugroho-entang-wiharso-heri-dono-allegories-identities-indonesian-group-show/